The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine

  • Deborah Wynne

About this book


Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyses the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals as All The Year Round, The Cornhill, and Once a Week , the author highlights how novels and magazines worked together to engage in the major cultural and social debates of the period.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Wynne
    • 1
  1. 1.Keele UniversityStaffordshireUK

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